Derek J. King began his legal career with the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office. While still in law school, he represented Juvenile defendants during Sacramento County Juvenile Court detention hearings, assisted psychiatric patients placed on Conservatorship holds, and represented in-custody and out-of-custody clients during Sacramento Superior Court misdemeanor arraignments.
Mr. King later served as a Deputy District Attorney in Del Norte County where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor juvenile cases. He also prosecuted approximately half of the active adult misdemeanor cases and prepared legal memoranda involving crimes committed within Pelican Bay State Prison.
While in civil practice and in the employ of other legal practitioners, Mr. King assisted in preparing civil rights memoranda for submission to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He has litigated construction, contract, fraud, and internet libel matters. His family law experience dates back to 2007 when he was first assigned child custody matters.
Now, he puts these skills to work for you. Since opening his own solo law practice in January of 2009, he has handled a diverse body of criminal, juvenile, DUI, traffic, restraining order, domestic violence, divorce, child custody, and family law cases throughout the Greater Sacramento Area. His practice has geographically ranged from Modesto to Colusa, and from Woodland to the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Mr. King is a 2005 graduate of McGeorge School of Law and has been a member of the California State Bar since 2006. He is also a proud veteran who formerly served as a United States Army paratrooper with the Southern European Task Force in Vicenza, Italy.
Founded in January of 2009 during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, The Law Office of Derek J. King is a solo legal practice tailored for the everyday citizen. Unlike many other legal practitioners, Mr. King answers his phone directly, avoids expensive billing practices, and will respond to your inquiries in a timely and personable fashion. This hands on approach leads to success in the courtroom because Mr. King is directly involved with each and every case he takes on. In emergency situations, he is willing to meet with you after hours or on the weekend in order to expedite your legal matter.
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